Operating Hours & Seasons

Download the February 2016 building hours and program guide for smartphone (pdf).
Download the March 2016 building hours and program guide for smartphone (pdf).
 

Holiday Hours

  • Presidents' Day, February 15, 2016
    Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall and Benjamin Franklin Museum open 9am - 5pm; Independence Visitor Center open 8:30am - 6pm
 
Independence Visitor Center
September 8, 2015 - May 2016 : Open daily 8:30am - 6pm
June - August: Open daily 8:30am - 7pm
 

Liberty Bell Center
September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
Check back for summer seasonal hours
Security screening closes 5 minutes before the building closes

 

National Constitution Center
Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
Fee charged

 

President's House Site
Open daily: 7am - 10pm

 

Independence Square Buildings
The buildings in the Independence Square security area include Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Great Essentials Exhibit in the West Wing. Access to the Square is through a security entrance located at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Security screening closes 15 minutes prior to the building closing times. *Note: Old City Hall and the Independence Square Museum Store are not within the security area.

  • Independence Hall
    September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Check back for summer seasonal hours

    Tickets are required March - December; no tickets are required in January - February, or after 5pm during extended hours
  • Congress Hall
    Open daily: 9am - 5pm
    April - October: Tours every 20 minutes
    November, December and March: Tours every 30 minutes
    January - February: Self-guided
 

Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States
Beginning January 17, 2015, the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank will be closed for cleaning and restoration until further notice.

 

Franklin Court Buildings
The Franklin Court complex includes the Benjamin Franklin Museum, the Franklin Court Printing Office & Bindery, the Fragments of Franklin Court Archeological Exhibit, the B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum Store.

  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
  • September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Check back for summer seasonal hours
    Fee charged
  • B. Free Franklin branch of the U.S. Post Office
    Open Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Store
    September 8, 2015 - May 2016: Open daily 9am - 5pm
    Check back for summer seasonal hours
 

Carpenters' Court
The buildings in Carpenters' Court include Carpenters' Hall and the New Hall Military Museum.

  • Carpenters' Hall
    March - December: Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
    January - February: Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
 

Other Park Sites

  • Independence Archeology Lab
    Weekdays by appointment only, please call 215-861-4956
    Must be at least 16 years old; no more than 4 people in a group
  • Todd and Bishop White Houses
    October - May: Closed
    Check back for summer seasonal hours
 

Nearby National Park Service Sites

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